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FIT5191

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedSuzhou Term 3 2015 (Day)

Notes

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the double award Master International/Master of Information Technology Systems with South East University, China

Synopsis

Module 1: In-depth coverage of the protocols used to operate the Internet and intranets, and a selection of major applications, including specific implementations of the protocols and systems. The topics include: Advanced Internet Addressing: IPv6, subnetting, supernetting. TCP Performance and Enhancements: Reno, New-Reno, Fast Retransmit and Recovery, etc. Unicast and multicast routing protocols: BGP4, OSPF, MOSPF, DVMRP, etc. Messaging systems: SMTP, MIME, POP3, IMAP, World Wide Web systems: client-server implementations, HTTP, Real Time Protocols: RTP, RTCP,RSVP. Security and Firewall. Quality of Service issues: DiffServ and IntServ. Network management and Remote File activities.

Module 2: This unit aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge of network and information security. Topics to be covered include network components and services, network computer systems and security policy, security at different system layers, basic cryptography and information security, information security and communications, intrusion detection system, malicious code and detection and prevention systems, authentication systems, and wireless security.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • have a well-developed conceptual framework, enabling them to keep pace with developments in the rapidly changing field of network computing;
  • have a thorough understanding of one or more specialised areas of study within network computing;
  • be familiar with using current technology, systems and software relevant to network computing;
  • be able to practise professionally as a network computing specialist;
  • understand the fundamentals of Network Security issues including possible vulnerabilities in a computer system, software and hardware applications;
  • be familiar with basic symmetric and asymmetric cryptography including symmetric and asymmetric crypto systems such as DES, RSA, RC4;
  • understand authentication systems;
  • understand security regime to prevent computer malicious codes such as viruses, logic bombs, etc;
  • be familiar with security design at different levels of OSI model, IPSec, SSL, and security at application layer;
  • understand the need of firewalls, detection and prevention systems.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Workload requirements

10 hrs lectures/wk, 10 hrs tutorials/wk for 5 weeks

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